ܬܘܗ ܘܒܘܗ

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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Hebrew תֹּהוּ וָבֹהוּ (tōhû wāḇōhû); see also English tohu-bohu.



ܬܘܗ ܘܒܘܗ (tōh wə-ḇōh) m (uncountable)

  1. used to describe the Earth in Genesis 1:2; tohu-bohu, chaos, formlessness and emptiness


  • "twh@wbwh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 388b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 606b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1627b